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Mar 19, 2013 11:30pm PDT
to help clean up. in oakland, john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more solo drivers are buying their way into express lanes. that's helping to raise cash. the highway 237 to interstate 880 express lane generated $900,000 in the first year. or about $300,000 more than projected. transportation planners are considering several new express lanes by 2015. >>> it's taken five years but today san francisco-based twitter received its patent. the tech website says the u.s. patent and trademark office granted twitter's founders a patent. twitter has publicly promised to only use the patents defensively. the company will also require permission from its employees if it wants to take the offensive and sue another company over intellectual property. >>> comcast customers may have noticed their internet service has gotten a little quicker. they've increased the speeds of services for nearly all customers in california. the upgrade applies to customers with performance, blast, or express 50 service plans. however, comcast is not upgrading the speeds of its two low end plans. >>> i miss my sc
KICU
Mar 30, 2013 11:30pm PDT
a war. ktvu's john sasaki was in san josi, where soldiers' families told him about the importance of that monument. >> reporter: in dramatic tribute a vietnam- error helicopter flew over the any san josi vietnam memorial. >> it's important to acknowledge the service and sacrifice of the men and women who served during that era. >> reporter: hundreds came together to honor the 142 men known as the sons of san josi. >> who sacrificed their lives fighting for the freedom and ideas of our country. >> reporter: the crowd was moved as the memorial was unveiled. then all the names were honored individually. >> lance corporal steven walters, jr.. marine corps. >> one of those who died was 20-year-old kenneth dahl and his sister was there honoring both him and their brother jason dahl the captain the united 93 that crashed in pennsylvania on 9/11. >> i'm so proud of both of them. it's been over the years, i'm so proud of their service to our country. >> reporter: what do you think? >> you just don't think about it, you feel it. >> reporter: after the ceremony ended loved ones and vietnam v
KICU
Mar 29, 2013 11:30pm PDT
a week from monday. in san bruno, i'm john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the santa clara valley transportation authority reports that a maintenance worker who is hit by a bus has now died. raul apostol was hit and injured. the worker who was driving the bus has now been placed on leave. the, vta says several investigations are ongoing and any other details are being withheld out of respect for the victim's family. >>> a man is under arrest under suspicion that he ran down a man and took off. he was accused of hitting the bicycle rider in august at oakmont village which is a retirement community where smith lives. police say smith was angry that the cyclists was riding through the area. >>> a petition is to support the lgbt community is gaining a follow. he asked the mayor to fly the rainbow flag over the napa city hall. stanley said lgbt residents should be recognized for their contributions. >>> a republican congressman from alaska is apologizing for using a racial slur. today representative don young issued a statement where he apologized for using the slur to describe migrant
KICU
Mar 15, 2013 11:30pm PDT
. >>> now to the south bay where the san jose police has new officers. john sasaki tells us when the new officers will be on the street and what challenges they face. >> reporter: those present cheered on their loved ones. >> we need your commitment, dedication and enthusiasm. >> reporter: two women and 41 men had their family and friends pin on their new badges then they were all sworn in. >> it's just an honor to be an officer now with the san jose police department. >> reporter: 31-year-old julian taylor worked previously for a phone and cable company. >> san jose police department gave me a great opportunity and they're filled with opportunities. it's a great city and wonderful people from the training officers and everybody i've met here. so just really excited. >> reporter: his parents were by his side all through this process. >> i'm worried but i am so proud of my son. and he's with a fine department. >> reporter: chuck reed is thrilled to have a new class but acknowledges there's a tough task ahead. >> we have crime going up, of course property crimes are going up all over t
KICU
Mar 20, 2013 11:30pm PDT
a man with a rifle. ktvu's john sasaki tells us why the reported gunman was familiar to police, and why his death is still a mystery. >> reporter: a conflict between police and a man with a gun has shattered the peace in vallejo today. >> the hard, there's a whole bunch of shots. >> reporter: this started when police received calls of a man with a rifle standing outside of a house on illinois street. >> i know the man, very nice people. >> officers rushed to the scene, including from surrounding agencies, locked out the area, and started negotiating with the man. >> as we were working on this, and trying to get him to give up peacefully, he came to the front of the residence, broke a window out with a shotgun and pointed it at the officers. the officers fired on the man. >> we heard police on the bull horn outside. i looked out the window, and seen all the police and the commotion. they let off like 50, 60 rounds. >> reporter: that woman says she just moved in across the street three weeks ago after leaving west oakland. >> why did you leave west oakland? >> for a better place to li
KICU
Feb 28, 2013 11:30pm PST
significance of today's resignation was certainly on the mind of many bay area catholics. john sasaki spoke to catholics from all throughout the state. >> we're here this morning to pray for our pope benedict xvi. >> reporter: a mass wishing pope benedict a fond farewell as he became the first sitting pope to resign in 600 years. >> the resignation is an act of faith. it is an act of faith that the risen christ is always with the new church. >> reporter: the faithful in san francisco say they will miss their now former leader. >> i think he was a wonderful pope. i think it's a nice way to recognize each pope and a good time to go to mass and reflect. >> reporter: the church will have no pope until all the cardinals under 80 years old will meet as a conclave. perhaps a cardinal from africa, south america or the united states will rise to the top. >> it's an exciting motion because we wait for that white smoke to come. >> reporter: white smoke is the sign that a new pope has been chosen. >> reporter: at asisi students were doing a class project but the pope was still on their mind. >> i never
KICU
Mar 5, 2013 11:30pm PST
contra costa county warehouse have ruined those plans. john sasaki tells us who was targeted and what was lost. >> reporter: christmas trees in march but here in contra costa county there's not much christmas cheer. >> after 28 years it shuts us down. >> reporter: these supplies helped christmas for everyone give gifts on december 25th. >> anyone who needs christmas. >> reporter: thieves broke into the warehouse and cleaned out most everything of value. >> our big cooking pots, all of our presents, thousands of dollars of presents. they took our trees, our decorations, our clothes. every single thing. 68 tables, 100 chairs. >> it's unconsciousable that someone would steal. >> reporter: the school puts on a safe and sober grad event at the campus every year and its supplies were stored there. >> we have probably $10,000 worth of equipment of ours which included tools, electronics, extension cords. lighting. >> reporter: volunteers transformed part of the school into an oasis for the kids. >> we always do fund raising any way but it's going to be a lot more that we have to make up. >> r
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